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Merry Wives of Windsor, The

Synopsis
Radio adaptation starring Freddie Jones as Falstaff in Shakespeare’s ‘Elizabethan sitcom’. Miriam Margoyles and Paula Wilcox co-star as the scheming wives, with Elizabeth Spriggs as Mistress Quickly, a role she also played in the BBC2 Henry IV (28 October 1995). Directed by David Blount, the production features music by Stephan Warbeck, who was specially commissioned to compose in the style of the period. The music is performed by members of the Finchley Children’s Music Group.
Series
Sunday Play, The
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
17 Dec 1995 at 19:00 (Channel: BBC Radio 3)
Duration
120 mins

Credits

Director
David Blount
Producer
David Blount
Music
Stephen Warbeck
Cast
Freddie JonesSir John Falstaff
Miriam MargolyesMistress Margaret Page
Paula WilcoxMistress Alice Ford
Elizabeth SpriggsMistress Quickly
Clive MerrisonFrank Ford
Andrew Branch 
David CollingsRobert Shallow
David Timson 
Geoffrey WhiteheadGeorge Page
Ioan MeredithSir Hugh Evans
John Hartley 
Jonathan Keeble 
Nigel AnthonyDoctor Caius
Peter GunnAbraham Slender
Roger May 
Stephen Critchlow 
Tracy Wiles 

Additional Details

Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Historical period
Elizabethan
Plays
Merry Wives of Windsor, The
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

History
The fifth Shakespeare production to be presented during ‘Fairest Isle’, BBC Radio 3’s year-long celebration of British music and culture.
Reviews
Source: Radio Times,The Times

Archive

Name

British Library Sound Archive

Email
listening@bl.uk
Web
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Phone
020 7412 7676
Fax
020 7412 7441
Address
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB
Name

National Screen & Sound Archive of Wales/Archif Genedliaethol Sgrin a Sain Cymru

Email
Enquiry form on website
Web
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Phone
01970 632828
Fax
01970 632544
Address
National Library of Wales
Aberystwyth
Wales
SY23 3BU

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